Isabella Losa

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Isabella Losa, also known as Isabella Losa of Cordova or Losa de Cordova (1491-1564) was a doctor of theology.

Isabella Losa was known for her knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew.[1] She received the degree of D.D. from the University of Cordova.[2] After the death of her husband in 1539, she became a Clarissan abbess and moved to Vercelli in Piedmont in 1553, where she founded an orphanage, Santa Maria di Loreto.[3] She died in 1564 at age 74.[4]

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  1. ^ Platts, John (1825). A new universal biography, containing interesting accounts. Printed for Sherwood, Jones, and co. p. 288. 
  2. ^ Ogilvie, Marilyn (2000). Harvey, Joy, ed. The biographical dictionary of women in science : pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century. New York: Routledge. p. 805. ISBN 041592040X. 
  3. ^ Elgin Eckert, ”Cordaud, Isabella de,” Mary Hays, Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries (1803). Chawton House Library Series: Women’s Memoirs, ed. Gina Luria Walker, Memoirs of Women Writers Part II (Pickering & Chatto: London, 2013), vol. 7, 434, editorial notes, 478-79; G. De Gregori, Istoria Della Vercellese Letteratura Ed Arti (Torino: Chirio e Mina, 1820), vol. 2, p. 155 and C. Ferrari, Valore e sventura episodio storico della gloriosa difesa di Vercelli contro le armi di Spagna nel 1617 (Vercelli, 1851), p. 318.
  4. ^ Koren Whipp, "Isabella Losa," Project Continua, Accessed 2.1.14.

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  • Project Continua: Biography of Isabella Losa Project Continua is a web-based multimedia resource dedicated to the creation and preservation of women’s intellectual history from the earliest surviving evidence into the 21st Century.